Whether it’s because you can’t afford the price of admission or the tickets all ran out, you can’t always go to a big music event. Good news, though, because if you were thinking of seeing things at the Sydney Opera House next year, you might be able to sit back and watch on your computer or TV instead.

Set to go online in 2013, YouTube will have a new channel, with “Live at Sydney Opera House” broadcasting live streams of 20 events and performances run at one of the world’s most recognised music venues.

“I am hugely excited that this partnership will allow the Opera House to deliver some of our finest performances live across Australia and the world,” said Louise Herron, CEO of Sydney Opera House. “Online video is a major part of our strategy to ensure Opera House experiences are available to anyone, anywhere at any time.”

This year, the Opera House and YouTube collaborated to stream four events online, including one of Aussie group, The Temper Trap, which had almost one million playbacks.